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This is not my frog, nor is it my pic. I had never seen an albino dart frog, and thought I'd share. It is described as D. auratus.

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That is pretty freaky......Looks like a ghost frog....
I just said the same thing to my wife! I wonder what the impact is on the frog's captive survivorship? Does this frog have as good of eyesight as non-albinos, etc?

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There have been plenty of different frogs that albinism has been documented in, including: R. Reticulata, r. Ventrimaculatus, r. Lamasi from what i remember of the top of my head
I realize this happens in basically all animals in the world, I had not seen a dart frog example of it. Just wanted to share.

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I just said the same thing to my wife! I wonder what the impact is on the frog's captive survivorship? Does this frog have as good of eyesight as non-albinos, etc?

JBear
Albinos are more prone to blindness in every creature. So it's possible they don't have full sight every animal will vary but it is a genetic deformity, it would also have a part in the shorter life span.
 
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